Special pet for Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen (31) was totally surprised when just before the kick-off of Belgium, Portugal and his mother Ria on the arm of the president of the Belgian football association, the field came up to give him a special gift to hand over.

As the first player ever to play Jan Vertonghen (l.) a hundred matches for the Belgian national team.

The former player of Ajax and RKC Waalwijk has the first Belgian international once the milestone of a hundred international matches reached and was therefore out of the hands of his mother a special pet with the number one hundred.

“It was funny to suddenly my mother for the contest. I had not expected on the field. That was never happened. That cap is something special. It is the English example with my initials on it. That gets a nice spot in my house,” said Vertonghen, who ten minutes after rest one of the biggest opportunities of the contest got. “I shot just a bit too soft. A goal had it completely finished.”


The circle was Saturday night around for Vertonghen, who nota bene eleven years ago on June 2, in the King Baudouin Stadium against Portugal, his debut album had made for the Belgian national team. “Very special to be exactly the same day against exactly the same opponent on my 100th play. My first, I remember well,” said Vertonghen, who was still as a mercenary was active at RKC Waalwijk, and except for the current boom in the dark days of the Belgian national team has made. In the period of his debut was Belgium coach René Vandereycken pathetic fifth in the european CHAMPIONSHIP qualifying group. His team-mate on his debut have only Thomas Vermaelen and Marouane Fellaini the period of eleven years, managed to overcome the Red Devils.

Vertonghen, he realizes that he history has written, but would like to still have some chapters to add. “I was very proud when I one should play and now it hundred. It is always great to have for my country to play and still I’m not ready. I hope there are still a few to paste, but I have already greatly enjoyed.”

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